As guitar players, we realize that not all of our preferences are the same, and some of us may just have a taste for something different. Well, we’ve applied this knowledge to Gretsch’s series of guitars, and as a result, we are bringing you the Custom Shop Gretsch GT!
What makes it a GT? The GT Jets and Penguins are built for the open road, designed to be a professional touring and recording workhorse with greater stability, easier intonation, sleek feel and wider tonal range. Fixed bridges are the first feature you’ll note, choosing from Tone Pros locking tune-o-matic style or a wraparound tailpiece with individual saddle adjustments. No more worrying about a wooden base with the potential to move, or an uncomfortable Melita bridge with intricate parts. Secondly, the guitars are fitted with optional full-size humbuckers allowing for any modern pickup to be swapped-in or custom ordered with the instrument. With a full humbucker footprint, you’ll retain that vintagey Gretsch sound acoustically, but have the option to push it in any electric direction you please. Alternatively, choose a slick set of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups wound in Filtertron covers to maintain that classic look. Finally, we’re upgrading to medium jumbo fretwire with other modern appointments available.
Whether you see something cool in-stock, or you prefer to custom order your own, The Music Zoo has you covered! Choose from various woods, numerous pickup options (including TV Jones and Dynasonic), switching and knob option, aging packages, colors, and more. Match a Bigsby or Cadillac tailpiece with a tune-o-matic too if you prefer. The sky is the limit, but rest assured: your Gretsch Custom Shop GT will be the versatile tool you need for your pro work! Get a closer look at this new model in the video and photos below!